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Welcome to the Kitsap County Food Chain Site

We strive to achieve a Kitsap County food system that supports healthy people and communities, as well as economic and environmental sustainability. The food system includes production, processing, distribution, access and waste management.

What is a food system?

Defined as the path that food travels from field to fork, or from farm to table, a food system is a collaborative network. The figure below depicts the elements comprising the steps to produce, process, distribute and consume foods, as well as manage food waste. Access to healthy food increases when regional food networks work together. Coordination also enhances the three tiers of sustainability: a healthy environment, equitable access, and economic viability across the system.

Kitsap County Food System Graphic - civic color scheme